What is a good think tank in the Western Balkans?- State of Affairs and Prospects for the Future Cover Image

What is a good think tank in the Western Balkans?- State of Affairs and Prospects for the Future
What is a good think tank in the Western Balkans?- State of Affairs and Prospects for the Future

Author(s): Zhidas Daskalovski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku
Keywords: think tanks in the Western Balkans; role in policy making; relations with the media; political influence

Summary/Abstract: Using a policy research methodology Western Balkan think tanks gather evidence and knowledge, analyze and offer policy options to national governments, local governments, civil and private sector on all current national, regional and European developments. The article examines the activities and the roles of think thanks in Western Balkan. Yet there are problems and challenges ahead: the quality of their work that rests on the ability to sustain independence from political party influences and image problem as the general public tends to perceive them as yet another politicized or manipulated NGO. Funding and sustainability are crucial challenges for all Balkan think tanks.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 38-52
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English